By AP News, 9-10-12
MISSOULA – A Massachusetts man who was in Montana for a memorial service was struck and killed by a boat while swimming in Flathead Lake.
Lake County officials say 46-year-old John Guard Darrah died Friday.
The Missoulian reports Darrah was in the state for a memorial for his wife's stepfather, Ted Smith, who died Sept. 1 in a 250- to 300-foot fall from a trail near St. Ignatius.
Sheriff's spokesman Karen Sargeant says Darrah was swimming about 300 feet offshore when he was struck by a boat at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. She says the boaters did not see him.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are investigating.
Smith's obituary lists Darrah as the husband if Smith's stepdaughter, Emily Newmann.
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